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Islanders will be on WRHU and WRCN radio

John Tavares

(Credit: John Tavares was in the running for the Hart Trophy last season. (Getty))

The Islanders announced a renewal Friday of their radio deal with Hofstra’s WRHU (88.7 FM) that also includes a partnership with WRCN (103.9 FM) that will extend the reach of their games into central and eastern Suffolk County.

Chris King will continue as the team’s radio play-by-play voice, and Hofstra students will assist in the broadcasts, including work as color commentators and reporters.


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Justin Tuck goes hunting in Argentina

Justin Tuck of the New York Giants walks

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Bows and arrows are strictly forbidden on NFL fields, but the Giants’ Justin Tuck got to show off his bowhunting skills on an offseason trip to Argentina that will be featured the next two Friday nights on the Sportsman Channel.

Tuck is the guest star on “Bowhunter TV,’’ joining host Mike Carney in search of big game.

A news release about the program said Tuck “finds himself face to...

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PBS explores America's dangerous love affair with NFL

The trailer for Frontline’s documentary “League of Denial,’’ premiering Tuesday night on PBS, features a lyric from the song “Run This Town” in which Rihanna sings, “I’m addicted to the thrill. It’s a dangerous love affair.’’

That sums up America and football, an increasingly complicated relationship given ongoing revelations about how physically ruinous the sport often is to those who play...

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Antrel on a roll for WFAN

Antrel Rolle looks on during a preseaosn game

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There have been many memorable guests in a quarter century of New York sports radio, notably Boomer Esiason, who went from appearances on “Mike and the Mad Dog’’ as a player to becoming a WFAN host himself.

But no paid weekly visitor has delivered more colorfully and consistently than Giants defensive back Antrel Rolle during his three seasons on WFAN’s midday show with Joe Benigno and Evan...

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Butch is bullish on Islanders


The Islanders have finished ahead of both the Rangers and Devils once in the past 20 years – in 2001-02 – but MSG Plus analyst Butch Goring believes it will happen this season.

“They are fast, they are confident, they are young, they have very good goaltending, they have a good young corps of defensemen,’’ he said Tuesday at an MSG event celebrating the return of hockey and hoops. “They play...

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Must-see TV? Not Yankees or Mets

'Mr. Met' poses for a photograph in the

(Credit: Photo by Jim McIsaac)

The final ratings are in for the local baseball nines, and as you might expect in this playoff-free season, they are grim.

Last year, Yankees games on YES averaged 3.92 percent of New York-area homes, the network’s lowest such figure in a decade. Now that looks like the good old days.

YES’ average rating fell by a third to 2.62 in 2013, despite a late wild-card race and emotional farewells...

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